Ms. Zhou focuses on mental and psychological counseling for women in rural areas.
I went to Pingqiao district of Xinyang , Henan province in March. I visited 4 towns and gave 4 lectures. The issue that mattered most among the villagers was children’s education. Then they asked a lot of questions about health. I am not a doctor, so I had to teach them a few health exercises from the angle of disease prevention and health care.
This time a volunteer met in Sichuan came with me. She taught villagers exercise-dance and knitting. The two projects had been developed when I was in rural areas of Sichuan, which were quite popular. We could organize women to read, receive health care tips and the right way to educate children by holding these activities.
We were welcome everywhere and there were a lot of happy interactions. Women registered enthusiastically in reading club, dance club and knitting club. I instructed the local staff to divide them into groups and organize them to carry out activities respectively.
In April, I will visit Henan again as a volunteer and implement follow-up work.
Original article written by Yonghong Zhou, translated by Maggie Li, edited by Yanyan Zhang
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